2017–18 Newcastle Jets FC season

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Newcastle Jets
2017–18 season
ChairmanMartin Lee
ManagerErnie Merrick
StadiumMcDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
A-League2nd
A-League Finals SeriesRunners-up
FFA CupRound of 32
Top goalscorerAndrew Nabbout, Dimitri Petratos (10 goals)
Highest home attendance18,156 vs Sydney FC
(3 March 2018)
Lowest home attendance6,258 vs Wellington Phoenix
(4 November 2017)
Average home league attendance11,016

The 2017–18 Newcastle Jets FC season was the club's 17th season since its establishment in 2000. The club participated in the A-League for the 13th time and the FFA Cup for the 4th time.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Jack Duncan
3 Australia DF Jason Hoffman
4 Australia DF Nigel Boogaard (Captain)
5 Australia MF Ben Kantarovski
6 Australia MF Steven Ugarkovic
7 Australia FW Dimitri Petratos
8 Venezuela FW Ronald Vargas
9 Republic of Ireland FW Roy O'Donovan
10 England MF Wayne Brown
11 Argentina FW Patito Rodríguez (Injury replacement)
12 Australia FW Mario Shabow
13 Croatia DF Ivan Vujica
16 Australia DF Nick Cowburn
No. Position Player
17 North Macedonia DF Daniel Georgievski
18 Australia MF John Koutroumbis
19 Australia FW Kosta Petratos
20 New Zealand GK Glen Moss
22 Australia DF Lachlan Jackson
24 Australia MF Joe Champness (Scholarship)
27 Australia MF Riley McGree (Injury replacement, on loan from Club Brugge)
28 Australia DF Patrick Langlois (Scholarship)
29 Australia DF Jake Adelson
30 Australia GK Ivan Necevski
32 Australia MF Angus Thurgate (Scholarship)
44 Australia DF Nikolai Topor-Stanley

From youth squad[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Notes
24 MF Australia Joe Champness 20 1 year scholarship contract, followed by 2 year senior contract[1]
28 DF Australia Patrick Langlois 17 1.5 year scholarship contract[2]
32 MF Australia Angus Thurgate 18 1.5 year scholarship contract[2]

Transfers in[edit]

No. Position Player Transferred from Type/fee Contract length Date Ref
19 FW Kosta Petratos Perth Glory Free transfer 1 year 24 January 2017 [3]
17 DF North Macedonia Daniel Georgievski Melbourne Victory Free transfer 2 years 30 March 2017 [4]
12 FW Mario Shabow Western Sydney Wanderers Free transfer 2 years 5 April 2017 [5]
9 FW Republic of Ireland Roy O'Donovan Central Coast Mariners Free transfer 2 years 19 April 2017 [6]
20 GK New Zealand Glen Moss Wellington Phoenix Free transfer 1 year 15 May 2017 [7]
7 FW Dimitri Petratos Free transfer 2 years 13 June 2017 [8]
44 DF Nikolai Topor-Stanley Free transfer 2 years 14 June 2017 [9]
29 DF Jake Adelson Free transfer 2 years 26 July 2017 [10]
8 FW Venezuela Ronald Vargas Greece AEK Athens Free transfer 1 year 16 September 2017 [11]
30 GK Ivan Necevski Replacement contract 11 October 2017 [12]
27 MF Riley McGree Belgium Club Brugge Injury replacement loan 6 months 20 December 2017 [13]
11 FW Argentina Patito Rodríguez Injury replacement 6 months 22 December 2017 [14]
30 GK Ivan Necevski Replacement contract 1 match 3 May 2018 [15]

Transfers out[edit]

No. Position Player Transferred to Type/fee Date Ref
1 GK Ben Kennedy Central Coast Mariners Free transfer 31 March 2017 [16]
29 MF Joel Allwright Australia Adelaide City Free transfer 14 April 2017 [17]
2 DF Daniel Mullen End of contract 10 May 2017 [18]
7 MF Andrew Hoole End of contract 10 May 2017 [18]
8 MF Croatia Mateo Poljak End of contract 10 May 2017 [18]
11 FW Labinot Haliti End of contract 10 May 2017 [18]
12 FW Harry Sawyer End of contract 10 May 2017 [18]
18 MF China Ma Leilei End of contract 10 May 2017 [18]
19 FW Denmark Morten Nordstrand End of contract 10 May 2017 [18]
50 GK Tomislav Arčaba End of contract 10 May 2017 [18]
24 FW Kristian Brymora End of contract 29 May 2017 [19]
9 FW Finland Aleksandr Kokko Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club Free transfer 10 July 2017 [20]
23 MF Devante Clut Australia Blacktown City Mutual contract termination 9 February 2018 [21]
21 DF Daniel Alessi Australia Manly United Mutual contract termination 19 February 2018 [22]
15 FW Andrew Nabbout Japan Urawa Red Diamonds $500,000 5 March 2018 [23]

Contract extensions[edit]

No. Name Position Duration Date Notes
5 Ben Kantarovski Central midfielder 1 year 19 May 2017 [24]
1 Jack Duncan Goalkeeper 1 year 23 May 2017 [25]
13 Croatia Ivan Vujica Left back 2 years 29 October 2017 [26]
15 Andrew Nabbout Forward 2 years 27 November 2017 [27]
20 New Zealand Glen Moss Goalkeeper 1 year 23 January 2018 [28]
5 Ben Kantarovski Central midfielder 2 years 1 February 2018 [29]
3 Jason Hoffman Right back 1 year 14 February 2018 [30]
16 Nick Cowburn Right back 1 year 14 February 2018 [30]
4 Nigel Boogaard Centre back 1 year 18 April 2018 [31]

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Scotland Ernie Merrick
Assistant Coach Australia Clayton Zane
Youth Coach Australia Lawrie McKinna
Assistant Youth Coach Australia Labinot Haliti
Goalkeeping Coach Australia Chris Bowling
Physiotherapist Australia Justin Dougherty

Statistics[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

N Pos. Nat. Name Total A-League A-League Finals Series FFA Cup
Apps Goals Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Apps Goals Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Apps Goals Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Apps Goals Yellow card Second yellow card Red card
1 GK Australia Jack Duncan 20 0 0 0 0 18+0 0 0 0 0 1+0 0 0 0 0 1+0 0 0 0 0
3 DF Australia Jason Hoffman 26 6 7 1 0 21+2 5 5 1 0 2+0 1 2 0 0 1+0 0 0 0 0
4 DF Australia Nigel Boogaard 24 1 2 0 0 21+0 1 2 0 0 2+0 0 0 0 0 1+0 0 0 0 0
5 MF Australia Ben Kantarovski 22 5 5 0 0 19+2 5 5 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 1+0 0 0 0 0
6 MF Australia Steven Ugarkovic 29 1 4 0 0 26+0 1 2 0 0 2+0 0 1 0 0 1+0 0 1 0 0
7 FW Australia Dimitri Petratos 28 10 5 0 0 25+0 10 3 0 0 2+0 0 1 0 0 1+0 0 1 0 0
8 FW Venezuela Ronald Vargas 9 0 1 0 0 6+1 0 0 0 0 2+0 0 1 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
9 FW Republic of Ireland Roy O'Donovan 17 9 4 0 2 13+1 9 4 0 1 2+0 0 0 0 1 1+0 0 0 0 0
10 MF England Wayne Brown 21 0 4 0 0 11+9 0 4 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 1+0 0 0 0 0
11 FW Argentina Patito Rodríguez 12 1 0 0 0 6+5 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
12 FW Australia Mario Shabow 7 0 1 0 0 0+7 0 1 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
13 DF Croatia Ivan Vujica 21 0 6 0 0 19+2 0 6 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
16 DF Australia Nick Cowburn 11 0 0 0 0 2+8 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
17 DF North Macedonia Daniel Georgievski 21 1 9 0 0 18+0 1 8 0 0 2+0 0 1 0 0 1+0 0 0 0 0
18 MF Australia John Koutroumbis 13 2 2 0 0 6+5 2 2 0 0 2+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
19 FW Australia Kosta Petratos 5 0 0 0 0 0+4 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0
20 GK New Zealand Glen Moss 11 0 0 0 0 9+0 0 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
22 DF Australia Lachlan Jackson 12 1 0 0 0 5+7 1 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
24 MF Australia Joe Champness 27 5 2 0 0 14+11 5 2 0 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
26 FW Australia Mark Moric 0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
27 MF Australia Riley McGree 12 5 0 0 0 7+3 4 0 0 0 2+0 1 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
28 DF Australia Patrick Langlois 0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
29 DF Australia Jake Adelson 0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
30 GK Australia Ivan Necevski 0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
32 MF Australia Angus Thurgate 7 0 0 0 0 0+7 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
44 DF Australia Nikolai Topor-Stanley 29 1 5 0 0 26+0 1 5 0 0 2+0 0 0 0 0 1+0 0 0 0 0
Players no longer at the club:
15 FW Australia Andrew Nabbout 23 10 5 0 0 22+0 10 4 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 1+0 0 1 0 0
21 DF Australia Daniel Alessi 0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
23 MF Australia Devante Clut 5 0 0 0 0 1+4 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
A-League 2nd 7 October 2017 13 April 2018
A-League Finals Semi-finals Runners-up 27 April 2018 5 May 2018
FFA Cup Round of 32 Round of 32 9 August 2017 9 August 2017

A-League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sydney FC 27 20 4 3 64 22 +42 64 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series
2 Newcastle Jets 27 15 5 7 57 37 +20 50 Qualification to AFC Champions League second preliminary round and Finals series
3 Melbourne City 27 13 4 10 41 33 +8 43 Qualification to Finals series
4 Melbourne Victory (C) 27 12 5 10 43 37 +6 41 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series
5 Adelaide United 27 11 6 10 36 38 −2 39 Qualification to Finals series
6 Brisbane Roar 27 10 5 12 33 39 −6 35
7 Western Sydney Wanderers 27 8 9 10 38 47 −9 33
8 Perth Glory 27 10 2 15 36 50 −14 32
9 Wellington Phoenix[a] 27 5 6 16 31 55 −24 21
10 Central Coast Mariners 27 4 8 15 28 49 −21 20
Source: A-League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Wellington Phoenix cannot qualify for the AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
27 15 5 7 57 37  +20 50 8 2 4 26 16  +10 7 3 3 31 21  +10

Last updated: 14 April 2018.
Source: ultimatealeague.com

Results by round[edit]

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627
GroundAHAHHAAHHAHHAAHHHAHAAHAAHHA
ResultWDWDWWLWLWWWLDWWLDWDWWWLLLW
Position132331222222222222222222222
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2018. Source: ultimatealeague.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Finals series[edit]

FFA Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newcastle Jets lock in young gun for three seasons". Newcastle Jets. 20 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Player pathway: NYL players earn scholarship contracts". Newcastle Jets. 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Petratos brothers to join Newcastle Jets at the end of the season". ESPN FC. 24 January 2017.
  4. ^ Gardiner, James (30 March 2017). "A-League: Newcastle Jets sign Daniel Georgievski from Melbourne Victory". The Newcastle Herald.
  5. ^ "Newcastle Jets sign Mario Shabow from Western Sydney Wanderers". The Newcastle Herald. 5 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Roy O'Donovan signs two-year deal with Newcastle Jets". Fox Sports. 19 April 2017.
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  8. ^ "Petraros signs two-year deal with Newcastle Jets". The World Game. SBS. 13 June 2017.
  9. ^ Bossi, Dominic (14 June 2017). "Former Western Sydney Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley signs with Newcastle Jets". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  10. ^ "Jets sign ex-Mariners defender". FourFourTwo. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
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  12. ^ Gardiner, James (11 October 2017). "Newcastle Jets bring in veteran keeper as cover". The Newcastle Herald.
  13. ^ Barnsley, Warren (20 December 2017). "Riley McGree to return to A-League in 2018 on loan from Club Brugge with Newcastle Jets". news.com.au.
  14. ^ "Jets sign Neymar's former teammate Rodriguez". The World Game. SBS. 22 December 2017.
  15. ^ Kerry, Craig; Gardiner, James (3 May 2018). "Newcastle Jets chase experienced back-up goalkeeper for A-League grand final". The Newcastle Herald.
  16. ^ Gardiner, James (31 March 2017). "Ben Kennedy signs with the Mariners as Jets aim to make amends against Wanderers". The Newcastle Herald.
  17. ^ "Allwright returns". Adelaide City. 14 April 2017. Archived from the original on 25 April 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
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  19. ^ Parris, Michael (29 May 2017). "Newcastle Jets striker Kristian Brymora leaves for Europe". The Newcastle Herald.
  20. ^ "Jets Finnish with Asia-bound Kokko". FourFourTwo. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  21. ^ Gardiner, James (9 February 2018). "A-League: Devante Clut departs Newcastle Jets for game time in NSW Premier League". The Newcastle Herald.
  22. ^ "Player departure: Daniel Alessi". Newcastle Jets. 19 February 2018.
  23. ^ Dillon, Robert (5 March 2018). "Andrew Nabbout seals move to Urawa Red Diamonds". Brisbane Times.
  24. ^ "Ben Kantarovski commits for another campaign". Newcastle Jets. 19 May 2017.
  25. ^ "Jack Duncan inks Jets extension". Newcastle Jets. 23 May 2017.
  26. ^ "Ivan Vujica re-signs for two seasons". Newcastle Jets. 29 October 2017.
  27. ^ "Nabbout signs on for another two". Newcastle Jets. 27 November 2017.
  28. ^ "Moss commits for another season". Newcastle Jets. 23 January 2018.
  29. ^ "Ben Kantarovski re-signs". Newcastle Jets. 1 February 2018.
  30. ^ a b "Local duo re-commit to the Jets". Newcastle Jets. 14 February 2018.
  31. ^ "Signing news: Boogaard re-signs with soaring Jets". A-League. 18 April 2018.

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